Follow Us

Follow us   

The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, February 7, 1942
Lost at Sea
Five days after an unsuccessful attack on a target in the vicinity of Bangka Passage, Shark reported a potential target track to Surabaya. The report was acknowledged and she was directed to proceed to Makassar Straight via the north coast of Celebes. Nothing further was heard from the boat and she was subsequently declared lost on 7 March. ... A post-war analysis of Japanese war diaries lists numerous attacks on unidentified submarines in Shark’s area around 11 February 1942. The most likely is the report of IJN destroyer Yamakaze, which reported sinking a surfaced submarine with shellfire at 0137 on February 11. Yamakaze reported hearing voices in the water but did not attempt to rescue survivors.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 59

Name Service Branchsort descending
F 2c Loran Markin USN
MM 1c Albert Fruit USN
SM 1c Fred Morris USN
MM 1c Arnold Lund USN
OStd 1c Paulino Ejaype USN
CEM Walter Pilgram USN
TM 2c Thomas Loughlin USN
TM 1c Fred Farrell USN
Ens Frank Philabert USN
RM 2c William Lidgerding USN
OStd 3c Agapito Fabra USN
Sea 1c Avery Perkins USN
PhM 2c Jesse Lester USN
EM 1c Roland Estes USN
CMM Robert Pettit USN
FC 1c Richard Thew USN
EM 2c Kenneth Mckinney USN
TM 1c Truman Evans USN
SM 2c Ermin Pechacek USN
Lt Earl Cassidy USN


Prepared by: J.P.O’Hara, CDR, USN (Ret.)